THE GREEN MILE
Oscar nominee JAMES CROMWELL (Warden Hal Moores), whose career spans
three decades and includes dozens of movie, television and stage appearances,
garnered widespread recognition and an Academy Award nomination as Best
Supporting Actor for his role of Farmer Hoggett, whose talking pig longs to be a
sheep dog, in the 1995 sleeper hit and audience favorite "Babe."
Following "Babe," Cromwell
won a series of prestigious roles, including the powerful banker Charles Keating
in Milos Forman's Oscar-nominated "The People vs. Larry Flynt," the
scientist who invents a time warp in the epic space drama "Star Trek: First
Contact," the corrupt police captain in the Oscar-nominated "L.A.
Confidential," the general in the powerful drama "The General's
Daughter" and William Randolph Hearst in "RKO 281." He reprised
his Oscar-nominated role in "Babe: Pig in the City" and also appears
in such projects as "Snow Falling on Cedars," "A Slight Case of
Murder," "The Bachelor" and the upcoming "Space
Among his other notable film credits
are "The Education of Little Tree," "Eraser," "Romeo Is
Bleeding," "Species 2," "Deep Impact," "A Fine
Mess," "Pink Cadillac," "The Babe,"
"Explorers," "The Man with Two Brains," "The Cheap
Detective," "Oh God, You Devil," "Revenge of the Nerds"
and "Murder By Death," his big-screen debut.
Cromwell, the son of acclaimed film
director John Cromwell ("Since You Went Away," "Of Human
Bondage," "Abe Lincoln in Illinois") and actress Kay Johnson,
grew up on the East Coast. He attended Vermont's Middlebury College and
studied acting and directing at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon University)
in Pittsburgh before beginning his career as an actor and stage manager at the
He later toured the Deep South in the
early 1960s (during the civil rights struggle) with the Free Southern Theatre,
an integrated acting troupe that staged plays in primarily Black communities.
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